Ampersand Distilling Co
Company is a family-founded craft distillery located on a five-acre farm in the Cowichan Valley
Trained as engineers, father-son duo Stephen and Jeremy Schacht used their knowledge of science and traditional distilling techniques to create a hand-crafted distillery where they produce hand-crafted spirits.
CANADA’S BEST CLASSIC GIN – WORLD GIN AWARDS 2021
GOLD MEDAL – CANADIAN ARTISAN SPIRIT COMPETITION 2018-2021
VOTED BC’S BEST GIN BC DISTILLED 2016, 2017, AND 2018
Ampersand Gin is the flagship product, an award-winning instant classic, that brings together BC-grown organic wheat with seven wild-harvested botanicals and their own spring water.
Ampersand Gin plays well with others in your favourite cocktails, but it’s also brilliant on its own. And since it’s made from scratch with high-quality botanicals and BC-grown organic wheat.
Ampersand Gin | #71415 | $28.73
PER SE VODKA
WORLD’S BEST VARIETAL VODKA 2020
VOTED BC’S BEST VODKA BC DISTILLED 2016, 2017, 2018, AND 2019
Per Se Vodka is the pure expression of the 100% BC-grown wheat we use to make our spirits. The grain is milled, fermented, and distilled, before being diluted with our own spring water to create an award-winning spirit with body, sweetness, and a creamy mouth-feel. This vodka is best enjoyed sipped solo, but in true Ampersand fashion, it works well in your favourite cocktail.
Per Se Vodka | #663757 | $28.65
Imperative Dry Vermouth was BC’s first take on the classic aperitif, a collaboration between Rathjen Cellars & Ampersand Distilling Co.
Made from Organic Ortega and Petite Milo grapes grown organically on the Saanich Peninsula blended with organic & wild harvested botanicals including wormwood from Ampersand’s farm, roasted dandelion root, cardamom, marjoram & orange peel. Imperative is a light yet complex aperitif, refreshing to the palate on its own and excellent in cocktails.
IMPERATIVE VERMOUTH | #182431 | $23.60
CANADIAN ARTISAN SPIRIT OF THE YEAR 2021
There’s a reason people wait all year to get their hands on this limited edition liqueur. Green walnuts harvested from the backyard tree at the height of summer, steeped in pure spirit, and then spiced with lemon peel, cinnamon, and allspice. That gets sweetened with local honey and creates the perfect tipple for winter.
Pronounced aromas of walnut, and medium notes of orange peel, nutmeg, coffee, and burnt sugar … very complex and exceptionally balanced … with a deeply roasted flavour and a pleasing note of bitterness.
Nocino | #263770 | $20.15